The star who last month signed a two-year, $48 million contract extension with the team, missed the first part of the season to recover from surgery for a torn torn Achilles tendon from a game last season:Bryant announced his return via a cryptic video on his Facebook page that presented his Lakers jersey and said, simply, "December 8."
The 35-year-old baller said he'll serve out his last days in pro basketball as a Laker. The injury was serious enough for some to question whether he'll ever be the same. It has been a career-ender for others. Send feedback and tips to the author. Follow Dennis Romero on Twitter at @dennisjromero. Follow LA Weekly News on Twitter at @laweeklynews.
Kobe announced his return exclusively on Facebook: https://t.co/hU3kf7P8uP— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) December 6, 2013